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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:17 PM

Former 'super lobbyist' Jack Abramoff out front on new anti-corruption campaign

The time has come.

Today marks the launch of an interesting new bi-partisan campaign to get corporate money out of U.S. politics. Two new sites - Represent.Us and AntiCorruptionAct.org - contain lots of information about the effort, so I'll only scratch the surface in boiling down the elements of the American Anti-Corruption Act:

1) Stop the Bribery - ban lobbyists from donating to politicians or otherwise lavishing them with 'freebies' to influence decision-making.

2) End Secret Money - require full transparency and disclosure of donors who contribute to politicians via bundlers.

3) People Over PACs - impose strict limits on PACs, and give voters an annual $100 tax rebate to spend supporting the candidate or party of their choice.

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kgrandia Nov 2012 OP
left on green only Nov 2012 #1
mzteaze Nov 2012 #2
kgrandia Nov 2012 #3
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #4
boingboinh Nov 2012 #5

Response to kgrandia (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:38 PM

1. Anything honest Jack Abramoff is behind......

.......must be a noble and worthwhile cause.......not.

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Response to kgrandia (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:27 PM

2. Is This Serious?

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Response to mzteaze (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:03 PM

3. Yep

Abramoff had some type of come to jesus stewing in jail. Not the first time I have heard him speaking out on lobbyist and corruption.

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Response to kgrandia (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:36 AM

4. It is serious

This is serious and true. We, the co-sponsors, are trying to get people to sign up for this. The idea is to get 1 million or more names and bring this to congress. Yesterday started the process of bringing to congress not only the names but a commercial of sorts to show them that we the people are serious about this matter.

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Response to kgrandia (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:35 PM

5. "If i can no longer get my cut then everyone goes down with me" Campaign

 

Hey a man's got a eat.

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